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Delta govt exempts filling stations from shut down

The Delta state government has exempted members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) from the total shut down of the state to mitigate the spread of the covid-19 scourge in the state.

The Commissioner for Oil And Gas, Prince Emman Amgbaduba, made the clarification in a statement on Friday in Warri.

He urged members of IPMAN to maintain skeletal staff, social distancing, and have themselves armed with their identity cards.

“Please be informed that filling stations in Delta State are exempted from the total shutdown under the following conditions listed below. Maintain skeletal staff, maintain social distancing, and staff must carry a valid ID card of the petrol station,” he said in the statement.

Amgbaduba, however, warned Deltans on abuse of the exemption of filling stations in the total shutdown by violating the shutdown directive.

“The purpose of this is for Deltans to note that our governor, Sen. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, is not unmindful of the fact that Deltans don’t have the individual capacity to store PMS and AGO and as such, would not advise anybody to store petrol or diesel at home.

“Deltans are also advised to note that this shutdown by our state government is in the interest of all Deltans, and this opening for petrol, diesel and gas should not be abused as strict enforcement of the shutdown will be observed.”

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